Nature and Environment

"Good Food Finder" wants to build roots between growers and consumers.

Jun 2, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit a place in the desert with more than a century of aviation history; current Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4" celebrates Willie J. Bonner; more entries by 5th graders from The NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

Grim western fire season starts much drier than record 2020

May 22, 2021 Measurements show soil and plants are much drier, making trees and brush more likely to ignite and fire to spread.

Exploring new horizons with "I Dream in Widescreen 2021".

May 6, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet two Tucsonans who took unconventional journeys to find healing; and The NPR Podcast Challenge seeks the voices of tomorrow.

TEP brings new renewable energy solar system online this month

May 4, 2021 With the addition of two new energy systems about 26% of TEP's power will be from renewable sources.

Save Oak Flat Act has passed out of U.S. House committee

May 3, 2021 The act has passed through the committee along party lines and will next go to the House floor.

New report looks into water insecurity in tribal lands across Colorado River Basin

Apr 30, 2021 A new report shows when it comes to clean water, its race that best predicts the haves and have nots.

Hurricane predictors forecast busy 2021 season

Apr 27, 2021 UA group has been on target about storm predictions since 2014.

UA ready to have all purchased renewable power in May

Apr 27, 2021 The university says the move will cut greenhouse gases by a third and save millions in the long run.

Understanding walls: "The barrier that we create in our hearts must be broken to heal and grow".

Apr 24, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering the first space shuttle launch, 40 years ago; the uncertain state of the film industry reflected at the 93rd annual Academy Awards; and the tale of a very silly man.

White House announces group to address drought in the West

Apr 22, 2021 The interagency group will work with federal, state, local and tribal governments to tackle the water shortages.

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Apr 17, 2021 Projections say by late next year Lake Mead could drop to levels that could threaten the ability to generate electricity at Hoover Dam

House subcommittee discusses bill trying to save Oak Flat

Apr 13, 2021 During the hearing, lawmakers and witnesses made their cases for or against the bill, discussing religious, environmental and economic issues.

Arizonans attend board meeting of international company proposing copper mine at Oak Flat

Apr 12, 2021 Leaders in the effort to oppose the mining project ask shareholders to abandon the project and leave Arizona.

How drought and constant fire are impacting Arizona

Apr 9, 2021 Conditions in the Southwest are getting drier, but there is some possibility for hope later this year.

When water is scarce, some researchers go underground to find out why

Apr 6, 2021 The amount of moisture held in the ground can play a big role in how much water makes it down to rivers and reservoirs.

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